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Title IV, Section 447(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended

Off-Campus Community Service.--

(1) Grants authorized.--In addition to funds made available under section 443(b)(2)(A), the Secretary is authorized to award grants to institutions participating under this part to supplement off-campus community service employment.

(2) Use of funds.--An institution shall ensure that funds granted to such institution under this subsection are used in accordance with section 443(b)(2)(A) to recruit and compensate students (including compensation for time spent in training and for travel directly related to such community service).

(3) Priority.--In awarding grants under this subsection, the Secretary shall give priority to applications that suppor postsecondary students assisting with early childhood education activities and activities in preparation for emergencies and natural disasters.

(4) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2009 and each of the five succeeding fiscal years.

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